South | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Romit Bhattacharyya | Thursday August 8, 2013
Ashish Kumar, who was the District Collector of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu till two days ago, was handed his transfer order on Tuesday evening. Earlier that day, he had conducted raids on mineral quarries owned by local mining barons in two villages in the district.
South | Press Trust of India | Saturday August 11, 2012
Identifying new quarries and allowing sale of manufactured sand are some of the measures on Saturday proposed by the south Indian state Tamil Nadu government to streamline sand mining in the state.
South | Reported by Sam Daniel | Friday August 3, 2012
The Madurai bench of the Madras High Court has ordered permanent closure of 16 sand quarries functioning in Tamil Nadu's Cauvery and Kollidam rivers. In the case of ten other quarries, the court has directed the government to obtain clearance from the Environmental Impact Assessment Authority in three months. It has also instructed the state govern...